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Old 11-07-2018, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
The Kavanaugh controversy really juiced up the Republican vote. Prior to that, the GOP was listless and waiting to be rolled over.
I think this is probably true.

The Republicans seemed dead in the water a few months ago, but the Kavanaugh thing lit a fire under some asses and inspired the same kinds of passions among conservatives that they had in 2016. On the one hand, they lost educated white women and some educated suburban whites altogether nationally, but they also gained in certain regions, like Florida -- Florida Republicans mopped the floor with Democrats there, as well as in Ohio and Indiana. Democrats still have a rural white problem, and as much as they can inspire the barista, hipster vote to put their Macbooks down for a few hours to vote, that won't be enough. They need to start talking to people they don't necessarily like all that much.

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